Indonesia’s African swine fever situation deteriorates

Indonesia’s African swine fever situation deteriorates

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In Indonesia, the African swine fever (ASF) situation shows no signs of easing, and new cases have been confirmed among the South Korean wild boar population.

According to Jakarta Post this week, all these pigs have been killed in North Sumatra province. The report continues to attribute some of the mortality to another devastating but unrelated disease, hog cholera (also known as classical swine fever). Presence of this infection — also a notifiable disease — has not yet been officially confirmed by the country’s animal health agency.